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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

February 21, 2011 1 comment

Cast your mind back to 2002 and you may remember The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  The celebrations across the UK were phenomenal featuring a royal tour and a pop concert featuring guitarist Brian May playing a God Save the Queen solo from the roof of Buckingham Palace. To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 requires great preparation, organisation and skill.

The Queen’s diamond emblem has been revealed. It has been designed by ten-year old Katherine Dewar. One of the thirty-five thousand entries run by the children’s BBC programme Blue Peter. The design is simple yet effective with the union jack being surrounded by diamonds. This design will feature on everything from tea towels to teacups. The official emblem can be downloaded free of charge from the Monarchy website and you can discover more about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It has been announced that the celebrations will fall on the first weekend of June 2012 which is only weeks before the beginning of the London Olympics. The government have agreed to move the traditional Bank Holiday at the end of May to 4th June and grant an additional bank holiday on Tuesday 5th June. Making a long four-day weekend to celebrate a monumental occasion and celebration in history.

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